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Fresh As Can Bee Catering
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna D.
Verified review

Fresh as can be was fantastic. They went above and beyond with my wedding. First off I had a hard time with other caterers not even answering me back or trying to add things to my menu and bring up the price, but I didn't have those problems with Kim. She always answers my emails very quickly, and she was great with doing what I wanted and she had great prices. Even on the day of the wedding when my mother and I were planning on having a hot chocolate and coffee bar and ended up not having time to make it, we asked fresh as can be and they made it for us on the spot. The only thing that I would change is that they took the top tear of the cake off before we got to do our cake cutting pictures, but that is something that can easily be avoided by letting them know before hand. The food was amazing, and everyone at the wedding really enjoyed it, there was almost nothing left and I ordered extra just in case.

Personal Southern Gourmet
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy P.
Verified review

Personal Southern Gourmet (Michelle Nielson) has been a Godsend for our catering needs. We were opening 4 new retail locations in Greenville, and to ease the transition for our new associates, we were providing lunch throughout the first few weeks of opening. We had some food allergies to work around (gluten, tomatoes, peppers, and some nuts), and I was also tasked with providing variety of food each day rather than ordering sandwiches each day like would often be the case when ordering from the usual chains. Since I have coordinated lunch catering as an aspect of my job for several years now, I knew it could get complicated with multiple restaurants - would the food all arrive as ordered, and would it be on time? I was also organizing this from another state and Greenville, SC, was unfamiliar territory for me. I knew I had my work cut out for me and allotted quite a bit of time to finding restaurants that could meet our needs, expecting to then come up with a plan of *who* to order *what* catering from each day. I was up for the challenge. But it turned out not to be a challenge at all when I stumbled across Thumbtack during my research and submitted a request just to see if I received any quotes. Michelle sent me a quote almost immediately for providing lunch *each* day... I realized I would not need to keep track of different orders with different companies, AND she could provide a varied menu, AND she could work around the food allergies, AND she could split deliveries between the 4 locations as needed, AND the cost was comparable to other vendors. She put a menu together for me... Home-cooked real food! I knew my team would love the meals, and I was right! In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by how many of them voiced it, and how often. Once the time came to start catering and delivering food, Michelle has been on-time, pleasant, sought feedback on the meals and adapted future menus as we went. In fact, during the second week of catering I discovered a couple of food allergies I had not known about, and when I told Michelle, she adapted immediately. If it did not make sense to adapt the meal for the entire group, she has always been prepared with a separate meal for those associates with food allergies when needed (i.e. the same thing without the nuts or pepper spices, or a gluten-free banana pudding). Amazingly, when she does adapt a meal for food allergies, it has still tasted fabulous – sometimes associates have expressed wanting the recipe for *those* meals! To sum it up, besides providing quality home-cooked meals, Personal Southern Gourmet has been adaptable to food allergies and menu changes, easy, reliable, on-time, reasonably-priced and pleasant to work with. My team has not stopped talking about how good the food is, and my boss herself was the first to call and tell me. She has asked me to put Personal Southern Gourmet on our list of go-to vendors to continue using in Greenville. We are loyal customers of Michelle Nielson now.

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Verbena Cakes and Catering
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kalie P.
Verified review

We can't wait for Verbena to cater our wedding next year! So far Emma has been extremely attentive, professional, and flexible as we built our menu and contract. We have done a tasting and everything was delicious! After tons of research for caterers in my area, I didn't think it would be possible to get our desired level of food & service at this price point. We are so thankful and excited to have found Verbena!

Crackerjack Chef
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ron R.
Verified review

Outstanding service and food for our small wedding.

Artisan Cafe & Coffee House
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie O.
Verified review

The Artisan Cafe created a wonderful culinary experience for our guests at our wedding rehearsal dinner for my son and his bride. All of the food was delicious and they were very professional. I highly recommend their services.

Executive Eats Catering Co.
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Brandi C.
Verified review

This young couple are some of the best cooks I've ever had food from. They are polite, they were on time, and everything tasted amazing. I will for sure place am order with them again. They are amazing!

Hopey & Co Cafe
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Joann L.
Verified review

Joseph and his crew are extremely professional. My guests and I were thoroughly pleased with their service. I had a traditional Chinese wedding and it was difficult to find good chinese food. Faith took my description and was able to come up with a very authentic chinese food menu including peking duck! The duck was a hit. Even the decorative pieces were eaten. You can trust Hopey's to go above and beyond at your event.

Precision Palate
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sue E.
Verified review

Jeff made out catering event effortless with his professionalism, friendly service and delicious food.

  • 18 years in business
Kathleen E.
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Chef Michaels never fails to deliver the most delicious, high quality foods. Every catering order that I have had with Chef Michael's (and I have had many!) exceeds the highest level of excellence. Desserts are exceptional as well. They are also very punctual and have never missed a beat with us.

Events By David
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Angel R.
Verified review

David was the caterer for my wedding reception. He did a fantastic job. It's almost two weeks later I'm still getting compliments! The food and drinks were delicious and the presentation was very attractive. His rate is very reasonable and competitive. Events By David is an excellent choice for your event.

  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Viva B.
Verified review

Food is absolutely delicious and visually mouth watering!!

Top Dog Catering
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim M.
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Always tasty, fresh food. Support small family owned businesses!

Gills Barbecue and Cater
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 66 years in business
Joe M.
Verified review

Wonderful food, good company and Gr8ful tunes!

  • 25 years in business
Brandi H.
Verified review

Laurenda has done many of my daughters birthday cakes. She and her cakes are amazing!!! Laurenda is the sweetest woman you will ever meet. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a cake, a caterer or wedding planner/caterer. Her food is amazing, you will not be disappointed.

Carrabbas's Italian Grill
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 35 years in business
Josh R.
Verified review

Carrabbas Italian Grill on Tunnel Rd. In Asheville NC went ABOVE & BEYOND everyones expectations & then Some! We dealt soley with the Proprietor, Chris Stark in helping set up our entire wedding from start to finish! EVERYONE was absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the AMAZING Food & BEAUTIFUL presentation! EVERYTHING was Fresh & Hot! Chris & his team arrived early & did ALL of the work so we did not have to worry with or lift a finger for ANYTHING! My wife said that she thought our guests were more touched by the Delicious Carrabbas food than they were our actual ceremony! Lol! We HAVE & WILL CONTINUE to spread what an INCREDIBLE job Chris & the Entire Carrabbas Team! We are Eternally Grateful & will remember this entire experience for a Lifetime to come! Thank You Thank You Thank You!

Heaton's Catering
5.0
from 1 review
    Ryan A.
    Verified review

    Delicious food, friendly owner, terrific service, what's not to love?

    • 2 years in business
    Angela G.
    Verified review

    Would not hesitate to work with these wonderful people again!!! After we met the first time, all I had to do was call or text them with questions and they were quick to answer. They arrived early for set up at the wedding, even bringing an extra tray for my grandmother to put her cheese straws on. The food was absolutely delicious, my guests could not stop raving and complimenting about it!! They stayed after to explain what leftovers were available. The kitchen was left the way they found it: very clean, neat, and organized. We thoroughly enjoyed you being our caterer on our special day!! Hope to see y'all again soon!! :)

    Hot Dogs For A Cause, LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Jennie A.
    Verified review

    Hot Dogs for A Cause partnered with us for a fundraiser to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank. They provided breakfast food as well as lunch food for our attendees, and EVERYONE raved about the food and the friendly service. We'll definitely have them back!

    Two Wicked Caterers
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Tee S.
      Verified review

      Malcolm and Lexie catered our wedding. From the beginning they were able to create and mold a menu to fit my specific needs (my husband and I are vegans). They were very creative and the food was delicious!! Every step of the process they were very profeesional and kind. Would recommend to anybody!

      Taste and See Food Truck

      New To Thumbtack

      • 5 years in business
      About

      The Chef/Owner has worked in AAA Four-Diamond award winning restaurants and can prepare virtually anything you can imagine. Also, we use local and organic ingredients giving you the freshest, healthiest options for your event.

      Dickey's Barbecue

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        We have been slow smoking BBQ since 1941. We also offer pork, brisket, ribs, chicken, juicy turkey and sausages, fabulous sides, creamy mac-n-cheese, baked potato casserole, BBQ beans, and much more. We cater for events of all sizes. We offer full-service as well as self-service delivery buffet. We can also do boxed lunches for meetings. Let our catering experts come to you. We make sure your event is a hit with the best BBQ in Western North Carolina.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        How do you find a good caterer?

        Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

        If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

        How much does wedding catering cost per person?

        Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

        Do you tip a wedding caterer?

        Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

        How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

        Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

        Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

        What should you look for in a caterer?

        A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

        • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
        • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
        • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
        • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
        • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
        • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.
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